Kristen was an All-American and All-Ivy defender at Brown University, where she was also an All-Ivy field hockey player. She was inducted into Brown’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. She was a High School All-American at Friends School of Baltimore and is also a member of the school’s Hall of Fame. Kristen has 19 years of coaching experience at the high school and youth level in Illinois and Ohio. She has been the assistant coach at New Trier High School since 2005. Prior to New Trier, she coached for eight years at Shaker Heights HS in Ohio. During her high school coaching career, she has coached 24 All-American Players, three state champion teams and 8 state runner-up teams. Kristen helped start the youth lacrosse program in Wilmette in 2006 and has coached IGLA teams in Wilmette since 2010. She is also on the IGLA Board of Directors. Nationally, Kristen serves on the US Lacrosse Board of Directors and has served on the USL rules committee since 2011. She has been a Master Trainer for USL’s Coaching Education Program since 2005 and conducts coaching training clinics throughout the country. Kristen and her husband Todd live in Wilmette and have three children.